Schweinfurthins A-Q: Isolation, synthesis, and biochemical properties

Dipesh S. Harmalkar, Jyotirling R. Mali, Aneesh Sivaraman, Yongseok Choi, Kyeong Lee

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Stilbene analogues have shown remarkable structural diversity constituting simple or tangled structures, which have attracted the synthetic as well as the medicinal chemistry communities. Schweinfurthins are a family of prenylated/geranylated/farnesylated stilbenes that are isolated from an African plant belonging to the Macaranga species. These compounds have displayed potency towards central nervous system, renal and breast cancer cell lines. Specifically, these compounds have been found to be potent and selective inhibitors of cell growth in the National Cancer Institute's 60 cell-line screen. In this review article, we described the isolation, synthesis, and biochemical properties of schweinfurthins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21191-21209
Number of pages19
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT) (No. 2012M3A9C1053532 and 2015M3A6A4065734).

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© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2018.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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